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Sponsored post: Is the whole BYO-X trend driving you to BYOB?

The “bring your own” acronym syndrome now has the cloud primed for inclusion in the tech lexicon. Is BYOC the next BYOD? IT administration
is looking more and more democratic, but who is in charge of company data and organizational structure?

Upcoming Gigaom Event: Play golf with cloud execs and help raise funds for a great cause!

Join us on June 17 for the Gigaom Cloud Classic Charity Golf Tournament. This will be a great day of golf at the beautiful TPC Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco on the day before Structure 2014. You’ll play alongside conference executives and sponsors, plus help raise awareness and support for GLIDE in San Francisco.

Sponsored post: Should you send your email in the cloud?

If your business sends more than 200 emails per day, consider the benefits to your deliverability, scalability and data insights if you move your email program from an in-house infrastructure to a cloud-based email service provider.

Sponsored post: Advertising can be so much more than a clickthrough

Building an advertising-based business from scratch is hard. When we first decided that a platform should have non-traditional advertising, people thought we were crazy (they still do!). We could have plastered our pages with annoying, intrusive banners and hit the jackpot. But we took the long road instead, putting discovery at the center.

Sponsored post: Learn & lead: USC Advanced Management Program for Digital Leaders

DISRUPTION. INNOVATION. CONVERGENCE.
Digital technologies are transforming the communications, technology and entertainment sectors. USC’s Advanced Management Program is a five-day course that covers business strategy in the age of mobile, digital, social, big data and the cloud with a focus on leadership and innovation.

This week on Gigaom Research: OpenStack + VMware and legal considerations for 3D printing

For a deeper dive into the topics and technologies covered on Gigaom, check out the latest in-depth analysis from Gigaom Research. New reports this week examine macro trends in technology, 3D printing, and OpenStack.

Lights, camera, interaction: Why video data is a crucial part of the enterprise value chain

Video data holds a treasure trove of marketing data, yet few companies know how to gather and analyze that data in a smart way. Now that the tools are available and more accessible, more companies can analyze this data to better understand their sales and marketing numbers.

Gigaom Research webinar: Instinct meets evidence: pushing sales limits with operational data

To take full advantage of what data analytics can offer and integrate data into every decision process, businesses must put flexible tools directly in the hands of operations. This webinar will evaluate the challenges to and potential for creating predictive data tools and making those tools available and useful to knowledge workers.

Sponsored post: How is mobile ops different from web?

Operations teams today are responsible for managing web applications and services. Accordingly, there is a tendency for individuals to regard mobile operations as simply an extension of their traditional web application functions. Not approaching mobile operations as significantly different, however, is a recipe for disaster.

Sponsored post: Cloud computing helps organizations access advanced technologies and increase agility

For greater agility — and to meet the demanding needs of analytics and business intelligence consumers — cloud computing helps organizations tap into a technology delivery model that offers sophisticated platforms and solutions and reduces corporate capital expenditures.

Gigaom Research webinar: the internet of things: making it happen in your business

This webinar will map the spectrum of IoT use cases through current examples, help businesses find their place on that spectrum, and provide guidance on scoping and implementing the IoT in their businesses. Join us on April 22.

Sponsored post: Are your mobile apps responding fast enough?

Mobile apps depend on several third-party cloud and application services. These include authentication, analytics services, content delivery networks and various internal or CRM systems. All of these cloud-based services must perform well in order to deliver a great end-user experience.

Sponsored post: SurveyMonkey gains deep customer insights with Splunk

Gathering, tracking and analyzing customer metrics can be a challenge. Many of today’s tools only give a one-dimensional view of customer website interactions. Learn how SurveyMonkey, the world’s largest survey company, uses Splunk to gather business intelligence and in-depth metrics tracking well beyond typical analytics solutions.

Gigaom Research webinar: mobile data security and compliance: lessons from health care

In our next analyst webinar, our panel addresses the security challenges businesses face as they expose more data to mobile devices. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor CloudMine on April 17.

Sponsored post: Rack scale architecture: the foundation for the software-defined data center

Through its ability to disaggregate server-rack components, rack scale architecture (RSA) provides the foundation for software-defined infrastructure (SDI) and the next-generation data center. Intel’s leadership in this area is drawing a lot of attention this week at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China.

Sponsored post: 3 steps toward agile devops adoption by EveryTown enterprise IT

Agile devops increases customer satisfaction, enables business experimentation, and shortens delivery windows. Enterprise IT can readily adopt agile devops practices by rallying around a devops PaaS environment that facilitates building one team, focuses on real deliverables, accelerates reactive adaptation, and guides continuous loop activity.

Sponsored post: Secure identity and access management is a must-have in today’s world

The workforce is changing, and organizations must meet the demands of their employees who want all-the-time access to corporate data. In order to accommodate the needs of the workforce and increased need for security, organizations must have effective Identity and access management in place.

Sponsored post: 3 steps toward agile devops adoption by EveryTown enterprise IT

Agile devops increases customer satisfaction, enables business experimentation, and shortens delivery windows. Enterprise IT can readily adopt agile devops practices by rallying around a devops PaaS environment that facilitates building one team, focuses on real deliverables, accelerates reactive adaptation, and guides continuous loop activity.

Sponsored post: Webinar with Gigaom & Egnyte: steps to improve data governance in the cloud

Join this webinar to take a journey that will help you reclaim control of your corporate data from shadow IT. Join best-selling author and GigaOM analyst David Linthicum and Egnyte to learn about a step-by-step approach that companies can use to get their data and storage management on the right track.

Sponsored post: When your employees quit, do they take your data with them?

Thanks to the BYOD trend, company data can be at risk when employees leave the company. Two standard ways of dealing with this risk carry their own problems. We suggest a third solution, one that takes advantage of a unique characteristic of the cloud.

Sponsored post: From massive ecommerce to supercomputers, Intel enables innovation in China

Together with partners and customers, Intel is working to rearchitect the data center to meet the challenges of cloud, high-performance computing and big data analytics. Some notable examples of this work are in the spotlight this week at the Intel Developer Forum in Shenzhen, China.